-- The New York Flute Club Newsletter, October 2021
Flutist Bill Giannone of Local 802 (New York City), has selected 12 well-known classical melodies and arranged them for solo flute with piano accompaniment in his new collection 12 Great Flute Encores. Selections include Bach's famous "Air on the G String" and the "Badinerie" from the Orchestral Suit No. 2, Debussy's "Reverie" and "The Girl with the Flaxen Hair", as well as Rachmaninoff's "Vocalise," among others. Giannone has taken these pieces and scored them for the flute's range, along with thoughtful dynamic and phrase markings.
-- International Musician Magazine, February, 2021
-- Fredonia Statement - Fall 2020
-- Allegro Magazine, June 2020
Allegro is the magazine of Local 802 (NYC) of
the American Federation of Musicians
Flutist Bill Giannone of Local 802 (New York City) took J.S. Bach’s 15 Sinfonias, also known as “Three-Part Inventions,” for piano and transcribed them for three flutes. Bach wrote the sinfonias as short exercises for private practice by keyboard students—which have three-part counterpoint. Compositions in the same style as a sinfonia but using two-part counterpoint are known as inventions. Giannone has taken these instructional piano pieces and scored them for the flute’s range, along with dynamic and phrase markings.
-- International Musician Magazine, April, 2020
-- Fredonia Statement - Fall 2019
-- Pointer View Newspaper, West Point, February 8, 1974